The NBA is back in action on Friday as the Houston Rockets will clash with the Detroit Pistons in the Motor City. The Rockets are the better team lately as they won the last two games against the Pistons.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets are playing well this season. They are on a solid winning streak and the expectation is that they will form will stay on top in the next few weeks. They have the in-form James Harden who scored 43 points in the last game combined with 7 rebounds and 9 assists.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rockets are placed on 22nd spot in the league with 106.6 points per game. Their rebounds record stands at 40.8 boards per game and a record of 20.3 assists per game.
However, their main strength is the defensive play as they are the 5th best team in the league with a conceding average of 105.7 points per game.
James Harden is the main man as his record so far stands at 29 points per game and 7.5 assists per game.
Detroit Pistons Form
The Pistons tried their best in their last game as they got within three points in the final seconds of the game. They also had a 47.1 per cent from the field and were successful with 16 of the 34 three point attempts in this game. They are a talented team but it will be hard against the dominant Houston team in this game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pistons are placed on the 13th spot in the league in scoring as their average stands at 110.9 points per game. Their rebounds average stands at 47.7 boards per game.
On the defensive play, they are placed on the 17th spot in the league as they allow an average of 111.1 points per game. Blake Griffin is their man player as he enjoys a solid record of 25.1 points per game combined with 10.5 rebounds per night.
The Pistons are at home in this game and that is the maybe the only thing that is on their side. They are facing a strong and in-form Rockets team and it will be very hard for them in this game.
On the other side, the Rockets have been playing well and it seems that James Harden is enjoying his basketball at the moment. Although they play away I think that they are the better team and their defence is one of the best in the NBA. Go for the Rockets in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons on 11/23/2018
is: Take the New Jersey Devils -192 (money line)
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